Kosi Bay Accommodation at Kosi Moon Bed and Breakfast
Kosi Moon Bed and Breakfast, main house and chalet offers accommodation on a fully catered, semi-catered and self-catering basis. We are centrally located in Kosi Bay, Maputaland on the Elephant Coast our local town is known as Manguzi or KwaNgwanase in Northern KwaZulu Natal South Africa.
Our GPS Coordinates are S26.959955 / E032.814439.
The main house is situated in thick bush overlooking the sand forest and largest lake in the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve 4-lake system. We are not ‘on the beach’ but only a short 20-minute drive from Kosi Bay Mouth. Our aim is to provide our guests with a comfortable, friendly environment that will enhance their visit to the area.
Located in one of the most remote areas of South Africa, Kosi Bay allows the discerning, nature-conscious guest access to vast areas of unspoilt bush. In addition, the stunning undeveloped beaches, lakes, game parks and cultural heritage only add to the mystique and beauty of this unique part of South Africa.
Kosi Bay Nature Reserve is part of The Isimangaliso Wetland Park previously known as the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, South Africa’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a RAMSAR wetland of international importance.
Kosi Bay Nature Reserve system comprises a four lake dune fringed lake and estuary system that runs parallel with the ocean. Salinity ranges from a fresh water lake ~ Amanzimnyama ~ where the largest indigenous forest of raffia palms occur, to the warm, clear Indian Ocean 12 Km away. The Kosi Bay lake system is surrounded by coastal sand forest, offering some of the most beautiful and tranquil walks imaginable. The local beaches in the area stretch from Kosi Bay Mouth (where the estuary system exits to the Indian Ocean), to Lala Nek and southward to Manzengwenya and Mabibi. With the absence of any commercial development these beaches will astound any visitor with their pure natural beauty and warm tropical waters.
Sights include the mouth area where you can view the traditional fish traps, Black Rock, Bhanga Nek, Rocktail Bay, Lala Nek, Raffia Forest, The Lake System, Tembe Elephant Park (Big 5), Ndumo Game Park and let’s not foget Ponta D’ Ouro just across the border in Mozambique. If this does not excite you, the open expanses of Natal Bush and 4×4 access will certainly add to the experience.
This is the area where the Palm Nut Vulture resides side by side with the Giant Raffia Palm. Sightings of these Vultures are made regularly. Many other interesting birds like the Purple Crested Turaco & Trumpeter Hornbills adorn the trees while the cries of the African Fish Eagle fill the air. We are host to numerous monkeys including the endangered Samango Monkey. Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles nest each year from November to February on these northern Maputaland beaches ~ tours to view this spectacle are rare and special.